Do you enjoy working outdoors and have a resilience to adverse weather conditions? Are you able to deal with challenging situations and physical work? Do you have excellent decision making, reporting and communication skills? If so, our Southern Water Recycling team is looking for a reliable team member to cover the Poole area.

The role

Wessex Water is one of the top performing water and sewerage companies in the UK, serving 2.8 million customers across the South West of England. As a Water Recycling Operator, you will manage the operation and maintenance of conventional sewage treatment plants and pumping stations to meet quality standards.

Duties will include running advanced wastewater treatment and sludge process plants as well as playing a big part in the team by ensuring compliance with policies, processes and procedures. We are a safety-first employer therefore you will hold the health, safety and welfare of all colleagues, the public and yourself with the upmost of importance at all times.

Additionally, you will need to be flexible with working hours that include weekends as you will be required to provide emergency cover on the standby rota, with a view to participate in a shift pattern when applicable (an average of 40 hours per week).

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    What do I need?

    To be successful within the role you will be happy working outside in all conditions and have previous experience working unsupervised in an industrial or process plant. If you have electrical or mechanical experience this would be desirable but is not essential.

    Due to the nature of this role holding a valid driving licence is essential. Confined spaces training will be provided.

    Benefits for you

    Pension – up to 20% combined contribution.

    25 days’ holiday rising to 28 with length of service.

    Opportunity to buy and sell up to five days’ holiday.

    Health benefits package.

    Life assurance (up to four times your salary).

    Electric vehicle salary exchange.

    Flexible working.

    Cashback and discounts from over 1,200 retailers.

    Paid volunteering day.

    Enhanced family leave.

    Interactive health and wellbeing platform.

    Support from mental health first aiders.

    £1,000 referral fee if you recommend someone to work for us.

    What will you get from us?

    Our people tell us Wessex Water is a great place to work, and they stay with us! We are proud of how we support development and career progression. We have a wealth of both financial and non-financial benefits to offer our people and are committed to ensuring we provide an environment that supports health and wellbeing and flexible working.

    We continue to promote diversity and inclusion. With that in mind, we welcome all applicants.

    We are delighted to have signed the Armed Forces covenant and are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare they have a disability or have previously served with the Armed Forces, and meet the minimum requirements for the job, will automatically be invited for an interview.

    Please let us know if you require any additional support or adjustments to assist you in starting your journey with Wessex Water.

    If you have what it takes to join this award-winning business and want to be part of our exciting journey and share in that success, then please get in contact with us to find out more.

    Sound interesting? Please click APPLY to progress to the next step.

    Wessex Water


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